One of my favorite sites is Real Men Pray the Rosary a group dedicated to sharing the spiritual blessings of praying the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They post great daily meditations for the daily Rosary and really do a good job of spreading information about it.

And now Real Men Pray the Rosary has issued a 33 Day Rosary Challenge starting May 1, 2013.


Here's why they are doing it...

Pray the Rosary daily. Not for 30 days but 33 days. 33 represents the number of years that Jesus dwelt among us in the fullness of his humanity. 33 constitutes a direct connection to the fullness of the Divine- made man, a connection to Jesus himself. One day of praying the Rosary for every year that Jesus gave us, setting aside his glory as God, and living and breathing and walking among us. Pray the Rosary daily for 33 days. Focus on the content of the mysteries. Meditate upon that Gospel story and apply the lessons to your life. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open your heart to receive the fullness of His mystery-the fullness of faith.

I know the daily Rosary has been a huge benefit for myself and really helps me get through tough days. It is extremely difficult being out "in the world" on a daily basis, where we can be constantly under attack. With the help of Our Lady, the Rosary can be a spiritual weapon to help us defend against these attacks. So I encourage you if you're not praying the Rosary daily, take up this challenge! You'll be glad you did!